This tutorial shows how to install Firefox on Ubuntu or any other Linux step by step .

As you know Firefox is the default web browser in a number of Linux distributions and Ubuntu is one of them. Firefox comes preinstalled in Ubuntu unless you are using Ubuntu minimal version.

In this tutorial, linux-knowledge-portal.org is going to show you how to install the latest version of Firefox on Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution.

Installing Firefox on Ubuntu and other Linux

Firefox is available in almost all the Linux distributions out there. It is also pre-installed in most of them. If that’s not the case, you should stick to the official package manager provided by your distribution for installing Firefox. It will be updated automatically to newer versions with system updates.

Open the software center and search for Firefox. You should see it there and just click on the install button.

Firefox in Ubuntu Software Center
Firefox in Ubuntu Software Center

If you use command line, open a terminal and use the following command.
sudo apt install firefox

After installed, just look for it in the menu and start it from there.

Installing latest Firefox on Linux from its website

Another method that would work in any Linux distribution is to download the installer from Firefox website and then use it for running Firefox.

Step 1:

Download it from the official website: DOWNLOAD FIREFOX

Step 2:

Open a terminal and use the following commands to extract file.
cd ~/Downloads/
tar xjf firefox-*

Step 3:

Then copy the extracted files in /opt directory. It’s a standard action to use /opt directory for keeping application files.
Just to make sure that you don’t have a Firefox there already, run the command below:
sudo rm -r /opt/firefox
Now move the extracted Firefox Quantum directory to /opt
sudo mv ~/Downloads/firefox /opt/firefox

Step 4:

Now create a symbolic link to the Firefox in /usr/bin so that all users will be able to run it by the follow command line:

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
And that’s it. You’ll see that when you start Firefox now, it uses the new Quantum version.

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